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  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report. The 268-page Department of Conservation and...

  • Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter. Blasius Chocolate Factory says on its Facebook page that the problem had been solved and the store "is open now forever. No more...

  • Pa. man sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit goods, including military-grade integrated circuits, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Hao Yang of Bloomsburg, Pa., was also ordered to forfeit $59,000 in several bank...

  • 9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A women's legal organization claims that nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students. The Title IX discrimination complaints by the Women's Law Project were...

  • Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax

    Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now. The state has been working on a proposal to curb ground-level ozone in 17 counties where the federal government says smog levels remain too...

  • Shell holds meeting on Pennsylvania plant proposal

    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday — but there's still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed. That message of optimism and caution was...

  • Obama, Joe Biden to visit Pennsylvania on Wednesday ahead of Democratic primary

    Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial primary is just over a month away, and with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden set to visit the state Wednesday, all eyes will be on whether the candidates appear alongside the nation's two most prominent politicians.

  • President Obama's 'thoughts and prayers' with Pennsylvania stabbing victims

    President Obama has been briefed on the mass stabbing at a high school in the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, and the White House said his “thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." A 16-year-old student at Pennsylvania's Franklin Regional High School stabbed at least 20...

  • Guild can intervene in fight for Philly newspapers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says the union representing hundreds of workers for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers can participate in the dissolution of their ownership group. The judge this week granted a request by the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia to intervene in...

  • Philly transit talks stall, but no strike planned

    Transit officials in Philadelphia expect a routine commute Monday, although labor talks hit a snag before a midnight contract deadline.

  • Some workers from closed Pa. plant get new jobs

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials say last month's closure of a central Pennsylvania frozen food plant left about 140 people out of work, but some of them are being rehired by other companies. Houston-based Windsor Foods announced closure of the Bloomsburg plant last fall, and a company...

  • Pennsylvania high court won't hear Jerry Sandusky appeal

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The state's highest court on Wednesday said it would not review Jerry Sandusky's child molestation conviction, but other legal avenues remain open to the former Penn State assistant football coach. Sandusky had asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take up his 45-count...

  • Philadelphia jury awards mesothelioma victim $7.25M in asbestos trial

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A Philadelphia County jury has awarded a shipfitter’s family $7.25 million in an asbestos trial, dismissing all of defendant’s defenses. After hearing two weeks of evidence, the family of Edward Merwitz, who died of mesothelioma at the age of 62, won its...

  • Neighbors bicker in Pennsylvania over forced gas drilling

    NEW BEDFORD, Pa. — An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a Pennsylvania community and raising the possibility that lawmakers will have to take sides....

  • Neighbors bicker in Pa. over forced gas drilling

    NEW BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — An old law has started a new battle over shale oil and gas in Pennsylvania. At issue is whether a company can force people who don't want drilling under their land to accept it. Houston-based Hilcorp seeks to use a 1961 state law to drill under the property of four...



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